Other Jobs Around The Garden And Home This January

Remove any lurking weeds, roots and all from your beds and borders.

Shred your Christmas tree and add it to your compost bins. Alternatively, the stripped down branches make great pea sticks.

Feed the birds by hanging fat balls and keeping bird feeders topped up to attract birds.

Plant amaryllis bulbs in pots now, for spectacular indoor flowers in early spring.

If the weather turns to snow – remove heavy snow from greenhouses and cold frames to prevent glass being damaged.

Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring.

Top Tips:

Remove slimy patches from patios and paving by scrubbing with a broom or blast with a pressure washer.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the ideal time to start 'chitting seed potatoes ready for planting in spring.
  • Plant any seed ready for the early spring season.
  • Clean old pots and seed trays ready for sowing and planting.
  • Start forcing rhubarb.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.